They began to question among themselves which of them it might be who would do this. A dispute also arose among them as to which of them was considered to be greatest. Jesus said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors. But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves. For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves. - Luke 22:23-27
Main Verse: For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves.—Luke 22:27
Today, Marc walks us through Jesus’ final lesson to His disciples at the Passover meal prior to His crucifixion. As they are sitting at the table, Jesus’ disciples argue about who of them will be the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven. But He explains to them that the Roman way of “might makes right” is not the way of His disciples.
Jesus challenges them that day—and us today—to not strive to be the greatest or to hold onto power. Rather, He calls us to pursue our Master and be servants, and not only servants of most high God, but servants of others, as well.
Question: Is there an area of your life that you need to release control to God, (even if you’re the one in charge)?
Family Chat: Play a quick game of charades, acting out different things that might come up as you get older that you need to release to God. Explain to your kids things that you have held onto but wish you would have released sooner to God.
Take Action: Invite your accountability partner to help you work through today's question.